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Villa Accommodation Details
Villa Details
bedrooms: 3

bathrooms: 3

available for: 6 to 8 people

Pool type: Private Pool

Private PoolPet FriendlyInternet WI-FI Inhouse
2014 Prices per villa
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La Grotta
Location address: Montaione - Florence   Show on map - 9,3 (3 reviews)
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9.3 / 10
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La Grotta is a fantastically well restored stone Tuscan villa, located a short distance from San Miniato, between Florence and Livorno. Within a short distance there is Gambassi Terme, a stone, hilltop spa town.
In the simple yet pretty garden of La Grotta there is an irregular shaped, crystal pool which looks out towards the villa and the surrounding countryside of rolling hills covered with forests, olive groves and fields.
The villa is on two floors and divided into two independent villas making the property ideal for groups of friends or extended families. In a shady corner of the garden there is a wooden table with chairs to dine al fresco.
The first of the two villas is on the first floor. It's entered by a flight of original external stone steps. Inside is a spacious, open plan living room with kitchen and dining area. Like the rest of the villa the room is a tasteful mix of modern and traditional styles. The lounge is furnished with two double sofas and an armchair.
To the back of the room is a kitchenette which includes gas hobs and a fridge with separate freezer section, this is perfect for snacks or light meals. Above the kitchen unit there is a traditional terracotta vaulted ceiling. In the centre of the open plan room is a dining table with four chairs.
Behind the kitchen is the spacious double bedroom which is furnished with a wooden bed and a four door built-in wardrobe. The beautiful bathroom with shower is off the lounge. Completing this villa is a mezzanine floor accessed by a iron stairs. On the floor are two low twin beds, which can be used for older children. There is also a small wardrobe. The roof is very low so care needs to be taken. This area is not recommended for young children.
The second and main part of the house is on the ground floor. Inside is a short hall, off to the right is a spacious, bright and modern lounge. Furnished with two triple sofas and an armchair. Along one wall is a long book case with a door to the garden at the end.
Across the hall is the modern open plan kitchen-diner. The spacious room includes an oven, gas hobs, dishwasher and a fridge with separate freezer compartment. In the centre of the room is a large wooden and iron table which can comfortably seat 8 people.
Behind the kitchen is the big double bedroom furnished with a wooden bed and huge wardrobe along one wall. Next to the bedroom is a pretty bathroom with shower.
From the entrance hall there is a spiral staircase to a bedroom on the first floor. This is a beautiful room with twin beds and which can be made into a double on request. The furnishings include a writing desk, double wardrobe and an armchair. There is access to a small balcony with a table and a couple of chairs. En-suite is a lovely bathroom with bathtub.
2 double bedrooms which cannot be made into twin bedrooms.
1 twin bedroom which can be made into a double if requested when booking. There is an en-suite bathroom in the twin room.
1 twin on mezzanine floor which is recommended for older children only.
There are several open stairs inside the villa and some external steps in the garden which are not safe for toddlers. They are welcome at La Grotta however care needs to be taken.

The owners live onsite and are available for assistance if required.

Pool Info

The sparkling, irregular shaped pool is located a short distance away from the villa. It has a large terracotta and wood sun deck with several sun loungers around two sides, while the other side looks out over a small lawn and onto the property gardens and the villa.
Some cooling shade is provided at the pool area by a wonderful, tall tree. The views are simple yet pretty.
The pool is approximately 6x10 metres and 1.5 metres deep. It has some roman steps to enter on one side. It's open from May to September, weather permitting. Pool towels are supplied.

In House: Facilities
  • The size of the villa is 250 sqm
  • Furnished terrace
  • Barbecue
  • TV
  • DVD player (Euro)
  • Fire place (stove)
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • American coffee machine
  • Kettle
  • 2 electric fans
  • Stove top espresso machine
  • Hairdryer
  • Baby cot
  • Mosquito screens
  • Pets welcome
  • No smoking
  • Internet WI-FI Inhouse
Onsite: Facilities and Local Services
  • Swimming pool - 6x10 mtrs, 1.5mtrs. Open May to September, weather permitting. Pool towels supplied
  • Leisure - walking, biking, olive oil and wine tasting, spa in Gambassi Terme 15km away
  • Beach - Livorno 60km
  • Tennis - Castlfiorentino 20km
  • Golf - Golf Club Castelfalfi 14Km away from La Grotta http://castelfalfi.co.uk/golf/overview/
  • Babysitter - available on request
  • Cook on request - available on request, info available on arrival
  • Other services - a laundry and ironing service provided by owner for an extra charge
  • Parking - for 3 cars available on site
  • Railways - Castelfiorentino 20km
  • Approach road - last 50mtrs good unpaved road
  • Distances - Gambassi Terme 15km, Castelfiorentino 20km, San Gimignano 25km, Volterra 33km, Vinci 36km, Lucca 55km, Livorno 60km, Pisa 60km, Florence 65km, Siena 70km, Rome 300km

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Important booking info
Important booking info
  • Price: price per villa, per week
  • Arrival/Departure day: Saturday
  • Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract
  • The Security Deposit is 500 Euro or equivalent in your own currency, is collected on your arrival and held by the owner for the duration of your stay. Should you or your party cause any damage at the property contact us straight away so that we can help agree a reasonable settlement. Damage does not mean normal usage or wear and tear.
    Payment method for security deposit: Cash or Cheque
  • Weekly linen and bathroom towels: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Heating, if used: by consumption
  • Final clean: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Tourist tax: included
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost
 
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Important booking info
  • Price: price per villa, per week
  • Arrival/Departure day: Saturday
  • Terms and conditions: please read the booking contract
  • The Security Deposit is 500 Euro or equivalent in your own currency, is collected on your arrival and held by the owner for the duration of your stay. Should you or your party cause any damage at the property contact us straight away so that we can help agree a reasonable settlement. Damage does not mean normal usage or wear and tear.
    Payment method for security deposit: Cash or Cheque
  • Weekly linen and bathroom towels: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Heating, if used: by consumption
  • Final clean: included - service provided by local supplier
  • Tourist tax: included
  • Baby cot: 1 available on request, no extra cost
  • High chair: 1 available on request, no extra cost
The guest reviews published below represent the personal opinions of To Tuscany customers who completed a questionnaire after their stay at the villa or apartment. These opinions do not necessarily represent the view of To Tuscany. For help with translation we recommend http://translate.google.com/
Anonymous
Mature couple
Genève, Switzerland

Review date:
Stay: July 2013
Pros Nichée dans les collines toscanes, la Grotta, sa nature généreuse (figuiers, plantes aromatiques, jardin sauvage), son intérieur spacieux et sa piscine ombragée, vous feront vivre des moments inoubliables !

Aline et Daniel
Cons Il manque une machine à laver.
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Véronique
Family with older children
xxx, France

Review date:
Stay: July 2013
Pros Un joli coin de paradis où l'accueil était formidable (et en français!). Une semaine en pleine nature à profiter des douceurs toscanes. La maison était très agréable et le jardin et la piscine un vrai plus! Un site au calme dans un joli paysage et à la fois proche des grandes villes à visiter. Toute la famille rêve d'y retourner!
Cons Rien à reprocher!!
Local attractions La ville de Montaione à quelques kilomètres offre la possibilité de manger "italien" et de boire de bons "cappuccino". La villa se trouve au centre du triangle Pise, Florence et Sienne et la ville de Lucques n'est pas très loin.
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Gera
Adult family group
ELST, Netherlands

Review date:
Stay: July 2013
Pros Huis is super ingericht. Geen mottige sfeer maar een combi tussen rustiek en design. De grote RVS keuken is geweldig. Om het huis wel zes verschillende zitjes. We waren elkaar regelmatig kwijt.
Lekker prive zwembad.
Cons Een dichte vierde slaapkamer zou fijn zijn. Her zoldertje is niet echt handig.
Local attractions Aanbod voldoende om elke dag ergens anders te gaan eten.
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Nearest town

The nearest town is Montaione, it is about 8km away. This is a biggish town with all amenities including a bank, pharmacy, post office, petrol station and a selection of small and larger shops and supermarkets. There is also a wide choice of restaurants, although recommended is Pizzeria/ristorante Casa Masi a Alberi, Il Caminetto a Le Mura and Borgo Antico a Iano.

FAQ

- What time can we arrive? By what time must we vacate the property?
Check is in from 16.00-19.00.
Checkout by: 10.00

- Can we arrive earlier than 16.00-19.00?
No it is not possible to arrive early, this is to ensure the villa is fully prepared for your arrival.
To ensure the villa can be prepared for the next guest please depart by 10.00

- Are pool towels supplied?
included

- Is there Internet in the villa?
free WI-FI available

- Can we bring an extra person / child that can sleep on an air mattress or not the couch?
No, for fire and safety regulations, and insurance purposes, the maximum number of people indicated on the description cannot be exceeded.
NB: anyone aged 2 or above counts towards the occupancy of the house.

- Can we order a cot and / or high chair?
Please see here if it is possible in your villa. You can order these while completing your booking online, or at a later date by logging into you account.

- Where do I find information about the final cleaning, security deposit and other extra charges?
For complete details about what costs are included and excluded see here

- How much does heating cost in Italy?
Heating is very expensive in Italy. Most properties charge heating by consumption. Please make sure on arrival you are shown the meter so that you can check your spending. Here you can see how heating is charged at your villa.

- Is there a local bike hire place?
For bike hire shops see here, this is not an exhaustive list. On arrival you can check with the property owner for the closest shop.

- Where is the nearest grocery shop?
Click here for information about the nearest village/town and grocery shop.

- Is it possible to have a starter pack? if yes, how can we order one?
Yes, a starter pack can be provided. To order a starter pack please login into your account and place the order for one starter pack

- Where is the nearest recommended restaurant?
Click here for information about the nearest village/town and restaurant.

- How far are the airports? Distances and driving time
Aeroporto Pisa: 49km - 0h 47m
Florence Airport: 63km - 1h 04m
Aeroporto Bologna: 152km - 1h 51m

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- Can you assist with travel information?
Click here to view information we have put together to assist you with your travel plans

- When do I get the directions and keyholder contact?
After paying the balance you will receive the directions. They will also be accessible in your account.
You will also be supplied with a contact number for To Tuscany in case you should have any queries about the property on arrival

- Where do I find the directions?
Once your balance payment has been received you can access the directions from your account.

- Can we book a weekly stay not arriving on Saturday?
From June to end September, it is not possible to change the arrival/departure days. In other seasons it can be considered only for last minute bookings and at the owners discretion. Please contact us for more information or if you have a specific request.

- What is there for children to do in Tuscany?
Click here for some ideas of what to do with children while on holiday

- What is there to do in Tuscany?
Click here to put together your personal guide book for your holiday

- Are pets allowed?
Villas which allow pets have an icon with a dog. Please check the description page of your villa for the icon. If pets are accepted this is normally limited to ONE dog per booking, please contact your agent for any questions. Some properties have extra charges for pets, make sure you check the extra charges here for pet charges.

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